This contemporary bedroom is so calming | japanesetrash.com

This contemporary bedroom is so calming with its dark walls and soft bedding. The luscious woods and modern Tolomeo lamp add to the appeal. The simple roller shade–which looks to be the same color as the walls–is a smart touch. (Is it just me, or does that lamp look like maybe it’s mounted to the back of the night stand? I don’t see a base for it, so I’m guessing it has been attached either to the night stand or to the wall.) All in all, this glimpse of the space holds the promise of a terrific vibe for the house as a whole.

Architecture: Michael Maltzan.

Photography: Noah Webb.

Via Dwell.

Images from the past week that didn’t make it into posts.

This week’s leftovers include this cool industrial apartment building in Australia:

This week's leftovers include this cool industrial apartment building in Australia. | japanesetrash.com

Via desire to inspire.


A frosty feeling using marble and blue:

More leftovers: a frosty feeling using marble and blue | japanesetrash.com

Via sfgirlbybay.


Contemporary elements bordering the wilds of nature:

Monday Leftovers: Contemporary elements bordering the wilds of nature | japanesetrash.com

Via DustJacket.


A serene collection of gunmetal grays:

A serene collection of gunmetal grays on this week's leftovers | japanesetrash.com

Via Bolig Magazine.


And a mysterious monolithic entryway in a stark and contemporary garden:

This week's Leftovers culminate in a mysterious monolithic entryway in a stark and contemporary garden | japanesetrash.com

Via heaton.

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Turns out due to my Japanese Trash shop that I’ve been selected as a featured Great.ly tastemaker – and turns out I’m happy about that. So to celebrate, I’ve added three nifty new items to the store and wanted to be sure you know all about them. Drum roll please… here they are:

The O-Type Chair:

I've added this handsome chair to my shop in celebration of being selected as a featured tastemaker. | japanesetrash.com

This handsome fella has seen action even before becoming your best chair. His seat and back are made from retired, double-jacketed fire hose. Pair that with the sleek lines of his steel and aluminum frame and you’ve got yourself a life-long companion. Order HERE.


Wood Table Lamp:

I've added this awesome lamp my shop in celebration of being selected as a featured tastemaker. | japanesetrash.com

This sturdy lamp is made from an off cut of Western Red Cedar previously destined for the landfill. The wood is carefully milled, shaped, sanded, and then finally finished with a natural protective oil. Each is wired with a custom fabric covered cord — choose between sky blue or cool grey — that has an on/off switch built in. Order HERE.


Abstract Print:

I've added this amazing abstract art print my shop in celebration of being selected as a featured tastemaker. | japanesetrash.com

This archival print of an original painting by Illinois-based artist Jaime Derringer will make a bold statement in your space. It’s printed on 8.5″ x 11″ high-quality fine art paper with archival inks, so you know it’ll last a life time. Order HERE.

Oh, and just in case the good people at Great.ly have moved on to feature other tastemakers by the time you go browse the Japanese Trash shop, here’s a grab I did of their spotlight:

I'm happy to have been selected as a featured tastemaker. | japanesetrash.com

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As someone who has spent more than his share of time in various hotels–of widely varying quality–over the years, traveling both for business and for pleasure, I’m always impressed when a place seduces me with having enough style that I’d be interested in emulating it in my own home. The Hotel San Jose style, which I can visit any time since it’s right here in Austin, has certainly seduced a number of folks, including me.

Starting with the kind of laid-back and secluded-feeling outdoor space I’d like to recreate in my own back yard–one that mixes lush greenery with practical surfaces and materials. The interior spaces continue that sense of practicality while incorporating the same sense of informality in the furnishings, finishes and textiles.

Have a look and let me know if you wouldn’t love to have this look roam home to your house:

Have a look at this shot of the courtyard from Hotel San Jose in Austin and let me know if you wouldn't love to have this look roam home to your house. | japanesetrash.com

Have a look at this shot of the grounds from Hotel San Jose in Austin and let me know if you wouldn't love to have this look roam home to your house. | japanesetrash.com

Have a look at this hotel room from Hotel San Jose in Austin and let me know if you wouldn't love to have this look roam home to your house. | japanesetrash.com

Have a look at this table and chairs from Hotel San Jose in Austin and let me know if you wouldn't love to have this look roam home to your house. | japanesetrash.com

Have a look at this glimpse of a suite bathroom from Hotel San Jose in Austin and let me know if you wouldn't love to have this look roam home to your house. | japanesetrash.com

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